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MATRIC, RAPID and Partners to Establish National Center of Excellence for Process Design

Onshoring this capability will enable faster response times, fewer supply chain disruptions SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 2, 2022 – The Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC®) today announced it will establish the Center of Excellence (CoE) for process design, defining a new standardized process development framework to streamline chemical manufacturing processes from laboratory bench [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Novel Technology Identification and Evaluation

Working with a customer’s technical team, MATRIC chemists generated several potential novel routes to organic carbonates. An experimental project was then begun to investigate the potential of these processes. Through this short but productive laboratory effort, the technical challenges involved were identified and possible extensions were proposed. - For additional information, contact communications@matricinnovates.com 

MATRIC MATTERS: Process Evaluation, Distillation

A company was exploring technology for processing used motor oil into high quality lubricating oil. Distillation of crude used oil commonly generates undesirable levels of odorous emissions, so pre-treatment options to reduce the odor potential were of interest. MATRIC designed and carried out a series of laboratory tests of treatments followed by distillation. After evaluating [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Crystallization

MATRIC undertook a project to assist a customer who wanted to improve the recovery and purity of a product obtained by solution phase crystallization. The situation was complicated by the presence of two crystalline polymorphs that differed significantly in their ease of separation from the mother liquor. MATRIC staff carried out a series of batch [...]


SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va.; January 31, 2022 – Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) today announced that its long-term partner, Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), recently announced that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with another company for it to acquire ICPB’s patents, technology and rights for the process technology to produce monoethylene [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Fixed Bed Catalyst Testing

Catalysts were being developed for a liquid phase reaction of interest to a customer. MATRIC assembled three parallel fixed bed reaction systems with continuous feeds of the reactants. The units were operated around the clock with periodic mass balance and composition analyses over a period of more than 12 months. The effects of different feed [...]

MATRIC Honored by U.S. Department of Energy

  South Charleston, W.Va., January 20, 2022 – The National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Energy Data eXchange (EDX) Development and Operations Team has received the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award. Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center, Inc. (MATRIC) works closely with NETL on EDX, an online data laboratory built to streamline Department of Energy (DOE) and Fossil [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Co-Polymer Sample Production

A customer was interested in the properties of a family of co-polymers produced from ethylene and a selection of functionalized co-monomers. MATRIC set up a small 300 mL reactor to perform the polymerization under high ethylene pressure and prepared several small samples to prove the concept and evaluate the effects of reaction conditions. The process [...]

MATRIC MATTERS: Technology Evaluation

A techno-economic study was completed for a customer who was evaluating a new process technology. This study provided a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the new technology relative to competitive technologies. Using available information, a cost estimate for capital and operating cost was developed. Ways to differentiate the technology and improve its competitiveness [...]

MATRIC Employees Donate Toys for Children during the Holidays

Recently, MATRIC employees gave back to the South Charleston community by donating toys to Secret Santa Foundation of WV. Employees generously donated nearly 50 new, unwrapped gifts, which were picked up at Ball Toyota of Charleston by parents from Kanawha and Boone County. MATRIC, which is headquartered in Charleston and employs approx. 100 people, has a history of engaging [...]

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